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Realistic or Modern Looking for a Zombie RP group.

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Jackstack

Junior Member
Hello, I am wanting to make a zombie RP. Now, I’ve been thinking of how I could make it different, without going too beyond the realm of reality (Though, I am a firm believer that reality is stranger than fiction). I was in the general discussion part of the forum, and someone said that “Zombie RPs are either Cliche and boring, or too over the top with no realism” As someone who’s a diehard fan of zombies in general, that statement has some merit to it. I think people either try to recreate the next rick grimes, a natural born leader, (or the antagonist). Or, they try to create a loner who has it all figured out. Now, some people would say “What about police officers, soldiers, and the like” that’s true, but that falls into the Cliche category. Don’t get me wrong, I hate putting chains on someone’s creativity. So, without getting into any more boring explanations, let me try to, in the best of my ability, paint the picture of what I want my RP to look like.

Now, I have created several other RPs before, but it has been a while. And when I’m a GM, I’m pretty much a hands off kind of guy. Meaning, I give a setting and let the dogs loose. This time, I don’t think I’m going to do anything different. As of right now, I think there will be two threads, this one, and the RP itself thread.

Onto the story, I think a medium sized city would be appropriate. New York may be too big, and the characters running into each other may take longer. Though, not small enough to where there would be very little to do. Pittsburgh, St.Louis, and the like are something that I’m leaning towards.
Characters, how will they meet up? Again, as someone who has an hands-off approach, that can be up to the players. Do we all want to be in random parts of the city, work in the same office, all be friends in the same Neighborhood, all be in one family, and everything in between. What are the requirements for the characters? I don’t think there will be any, if you want to be a chef, go ahead. Do you want to be a convict that was let go before the guards quit, that would be an interesting twist. I have no rules, but, if you are going to be someone with combat experience, try to make it unique. All I ask is treat it realistically, that’s why I put it in the realistic/modern section of the forum. For the character sheet, put name, age, picture (not required), and bio. Not too complicated, as I would figure people can just make up the equipment they have once they’re in the game. And I don’t think I’d need to put a limiter on how much people can have and what people can have. Unless, that’s something y’all want.
Zombies, that’s another one that I will want input on. I really don’t want the “Here’s a slow walker that you have to shoot in the head.” I’m torn between the 28 days later style of zombie and the I Am Legend style of zombie. If we use the 28 days later template, then at least we could have a time frame of when they’ll starve to death. The I Am Legend zombies are a bit more athletic and depending on tastes, may be more interesting. Though, both I would say are a step above the average The Walking Dead zombie.

Realistic/Modern - Memphis Survival Character sheet
dmgink-Zander Black
Sook-Gracie Smith
Specialist-'Faith'
Jackstack-Fred Black
alexbriggs82-Sebastian DeLuca
SwissCheese-Aria
SexyStonerRoleplaygal-Addison “Addy” Grace Carver



Surviving Memphis <= RP
 
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Yennie

I'm bored
I'm up for a zombie roleplay
Haven't really seen the I Am Legend style zombie's be used before, could be interesting
 

hooligan

where does this ocean go?
Tentatively interested in a zombie group. How many people are you going to cap it off at?

Also, I have some ideas about the zombies, like Dying Light ones where they start off as slow walkers and over time become more aggressive and mutate? What about zombie animals?
 

Jackstack

Junior Member
Tentatively interested in a zombie group. How many people are you going to cap it off at?

Also, I have some ideas about the zombies, like Dying Light ones where they start off as slow walkers and over time become more aggressive and mutate? What about zombie animals?
Probably four or five, but I'll be lucky to even get another person, lol. I mean, dying light zombies are still in the realm of what I'm looking for. They also have an interesting set as well. And just as in I am legend, dormant by day, aggressive by night. As for animals, I'm down, but I know other people don't like the thought of killing animals. Though, I think I'd leave it at just dogs or something. Don't want everything living thing under the sun attacking people.
 

hooligan

where does this ocean go?
Probably four or five, but I'll be lucky to even get another person, lol. I mean, dying light zombies are still in the realm of what I'm looking for. They also have an interesting set as well. And just as in I am legend, dormant by day, aggressive by night. As for animals, I'm down, but I know other people don't like the thought of killing animals. Though, I think I'd leave it at just dogs or something. Don't want everything living thing under the sun attacking people.
What about just predatory animals? Zombie bears, wolves?
 

Jackstack

Junior Member
What about just predatory animals? Zombie bears, wolves?
I'm not opposed to it, but where we start would have to be near a city that's pretty remote, but still have that big city vibe. I don't think it would be something we'd run into right away, but it's something to keep in our back pocket.
Speaking of Cities, if we want a centralized city, Memphis wouldn't be a bad place. Also, do we want to be accurate as of the layout of the city, or just make up the streets as we go?
 

Ungifted ;-;

✨im on display for all you fu**ers to see✨
Tbh,It would be helpful for a layout so we can have a solid plan.But if you have no time we don't need it.
 

Jackstack

Junior Member
Tbh,It would be helpful for a layout so we can have a solid plan.But if you have no time we don't need it.
I think Memphis is going to be a good city to start at. I'll post a screenshot from google maps. In your characters bio, you can post where you're at. I then mark it on the map of where your character is located.
 

Jackstack

Junior Member
Would you guys like for me to post the rough draft RP here first, so you guys can see it and recommend changes?
 

Jackstack

Junior Member
Memphis Survival


It is Saturday September 14th, 2019. For your character, it’s just another Clear and Sunny day. This will be the date that all Characters will start on, it will be a week before disaster comes to the city. During this time period, Saturday the 14th to Thursday 19th, you can write what your character has done or is doing. That Saturday, if you so wish, you character can start to hear of a disease that’s spreading through the western part of the United States. The News talks about how there’s this disease that’s causing people to puke up blood, become dehydrated, headaches, and to slip in and out of consciousness. Eventually, the person falls into a coma and is unable to be revived, and that’s just the 14th. Then, at the end of the day on Sunday, there will be videos posted on the various social media sites showing these people getting up and violently attacking the doctors and nurses. Though, it’s only a few videos and many people assume it’s just a “West Coast” thing. By Monday, the number of people who are sick from this disease increases. People are now sick in Chicago, New York, and Houston, and the CDC comes out and advises the president to declare an emergency. The president holds off, as he doesn’t want the economy to collapse beneath itself. Also, it may throw the emergency service systems into a frenzy. On Tuesday, the military are sending trucks and equipment through Memphis, and the local news is reporting that the disease has shown up in the local area hospitals. There’s still no looting, emergency services have remained at their post, and the only indication that there’s a problem is the increased military presence and the news. Wednesday morning, the Memphis police are as active as they’ve ever been. Many of the stores have run out of food, the banks of closed, only half of the city is working as everyone else has decided to stay in doors. Some may even see their first infected person. And what they do see is horrifying, these people have blood all over themselves, some in hospital gowns and others just in plain clothing. They look angry and confused, but more importantly, they are violent. They seem to attack others, provokingly. They are savage, as if they were an animal whose finishing off one of its prey. The President has now declared a national emergency, and the authorizes are acting as such. Thursday, the news is still, haphazardly, broadcasting. They’re telling people to stay indoors. They say that there is an increased number of animals that have become violent, even once peaceful family pets. The military and other emergency services are stretched thin. And seeing the infected is now a regular occurrence. The Memphis is in total chaos.

It’s up to you how your character gets through the first week. Will your character prepare accordingly, or will they be caught off guard. Will they try to reconnect with loved ones, or is it too late? Those are just some suggestions. You can write for just some of the days (only Saturday is required, as, that gives us chance to get antiquated with your character), or you can write a brief summary and get on your way after Thursday. After Thursday, that’s when the characters are going to have to think about long term survival.
 

karma.chameleon

New Member
Is this still open? I like your down-to-earth-ness, and have I feeling this is a zombie RP that could actually make something of itself.
 

Sook

Member
Yes I will make a character for this love me a good zombie role play! I hate playing the experienced survivalist as I am like the opposite in real life and probably wouldn’t play it well :P
 

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